Pet Pain-Away Reviews - What Is It?
WARNING: DO NOT BUY Pet Pain-Away Until You Read This Review!
Is it a Scam? Does It Really Work?
According to one research, when we look at our pets, the same area in our brain is activated as if we were looking at our family members. Of course, we don't want our pet to suffer from chronic pain. Today we are going to discuss the product that promises to provide relief. Pet Pain-Away is a natural, homeopathic formulation that is claimed to be clinically proven to relieve from moderate to severe chronic pain in cats and dogs. The official website says that the product can help your pet find help from pain caused by joint discomfort, arthritis, hip dysplasia, and general pain, regardless of their size, age, and breed. All you will need to do is give them the product once to twice a day. It comes in the form of a non-narcotic gel with chicken flavor. It tends to build up in the animal's system to relieve pain. Can Pet Pain-Away's ingredients really help your pet? Is it worth your money? Let's find out by taking a look at how this product works.
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter responsible for initiating REM sleep, muscle contraction, memory, motor control, cognition, and even the function of parasympathetic nervous system. It is also believed to regulate pain perception, but its mechanism of action is not clear. Pet Pain-Away says that their anti-inflammatory analgesic pain drug contains an ingredient that blocks acetylcholine and does not allow it to transmit pain to the brain. Actually, the manufacturer claims that this ingredient is so effective that it is equivalent in its analgesic effects with extremely high doses of aspirin but thirty times less than morphine. However, it may take several days for your animal to feel the effects. As a matter of fact, there are different substances that can block acetylcholine from performing it functions, including some snake neurotoxins, atropine, beauty treatments (Botox), and prescription drugs (tiotropium and ipratropium bromide). Unfortunately, there is limited information about the product itself and the company behind it online. We have learnt that the product is made by Nutra Pharma, a company based out of Coral Springs, FL. They specialize in the licensing, acquisition, and commercialization of pharmaceutical technologies and products for the management of cancer, neurological disorders, infectious and autoimmune diseases.
Ingredients of Pet Pain-Away - Does It Really Work? Is It a Scam?
The official website of the product does not provide any ingredient list of Pet Pain-Away, but we found the product's Drug Facts listing on the site of National Institutes of Health. It showed that the active ingredients in the product include Naja Naja venom paste (strength: 70 ug in 1 mL). Inactive ingredients include Sorbitol USP, Purified Water, Natural Flavoring Agents and Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose. Based on your pet's weight, you will give them 1/8 to 1/2 tsp of the gel one to two times per day. Naja Naja is also known as the Indian Cobra that injects a neurotoxin into its victims. As a result, muscle paralyzing takes place. According to reputable sources, the lethal dose for naja naja venom is 0.45 mg/kg and 0.75 mg/kg in animals. It means that even if your pet accidentally consumes the whole thing, it probably wouldn't cause any severe ill effects in your cat or dog. But will it work to reduce pain? According to WebMD, there was some research showing that black mamba venom might really relieve pain in mice. There are some other studies listed on NIH's PubMed, but nothing was said in these PubMed trials about the use of this substance in humans, dogs or cats. There is no evidence on Pet Pain-Away's website backing up the company's claims. But what side effects can be cause by this gel?
Customer Reviews - Does Pet Pain-Away Have Any Side Effects?
FAQ section of the Pet Pain-Away's official website indicates that few side effects may occur and if they do, the most common ones include upset stomach and nausea. We are told that high doses of the product are not life threatening but excessive use of this gel may negatively influence the work of your pet's digestive system. There are no opiates contained in the product, but the manufacturer says that it might enhance their effects. It means that it is better to reduce the use of opiates when administering the formula. According to the NIH's website, other possible side effects include mild rash and itchiness. We are concerned with the fact that this drug has not been found by the FDA to be effective or safe. Besides, its labeling has not been approved by the FDA.
The formula is quite new on the market, which is why it has garnered little customer feedback online. However, the company behind the product has a B Better Business Bureau rating. Pet Pain-Away has a lot of competition in the world of homeopathic pain relievers for pets but none of these formulas contains naja naja. So, the most popular competitors include NutraMax, Cosequin DS, Vet's Best Aches Chewables, and NaturVet. Most of these formulations are preventative in nature. Let us take a look at the real customers' reviews about Pet Pain-Away.
"I saw Pet PainAway in the advertisement on TV and decided to buy it in order to help ease my cat's pain. When I received the product I was horrified to see that snake venom was its active ingredient. It is not a homeopathic medication! Call me crazy, but I didn't give it to my 19-year old cat. I was afraid of negative reaction, so I just returned it to the company."
"I was hoping that PetPain Away would help my 1-year old Old English Sheepdog. I added it in his food only two times and in both cases he threw up. Then I tried to give it to my 19-year old cat with arthritis but she doesn't want to eat it either. I think its taste is awful. I wish she would try it but she didn't! Waste of money."
"I did not notice a difference in my dog's wellbeing after I gave him Pet Pain-Away. My dog did not like the taste so I had to feed him manually. I do not like the fact that it contains Asian cobra venom. Even though it is claimed to be a powerful ingredient but it did nothing for my dog. Do not waste your money."
My Final Summary
Taking into account everything we have learnt about Pet Pain-Away, I don't think that it is worth spending your hard-earned money. Based on the unbiased facts, we can say that the information available about the product is enough to say that the product is ineffective when it comes to pain relief. It is up to you to decide, but we didn't encounter any clinical evidence proving that Indian cobra venom contained in this oral gel will deliver meaningful pain relief for your cat or dog. It is not associated with decreased pain symptoms. Even though the manufacturer provides a 30-day refund policy, few Pet Pain-Away buyers managed to get their money back. The customers are also dissatisfied with the company's customer service. The best way to solve the problem of your pet's pain is to talk to the vet. With all this in mind, I cannot recommend Pet Pain-Away to usage.
Where To Buy Pet Pain-Away?
You can order the product from the official website or from some retail stores online. A two-ounce bottle (30-day supply) costs $19.95, plus $4.95 shipping. All orders come with a 30-day return policy. To request one, you will need to call the customer support at 888-503-9838.